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Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health & Social Care


The BTEC Level 2 TECH Award in Health and Social Care has been developed to introduce the sector. It gives:

  • The opportunities to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the health and social care sector;
  • A more focused understanding of health and social care;
  • The opportunity to develop a range of personal skills and techniques that are essential for successful performance in working life.

It also supports progression into a specialised Level 3 vocational or academic course or into an apprenticeship.

This qualification is one GCSE equivalent. There is no externally assessed exam.


Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care (3 Core Units):

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development (Internally Assessed)

Explore human growth and development across life stages. Investigate factors that affect human growth and development, and how they are interrelated.

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values (Internally Assessed)

Explore the care values that underpin current practice in health and social care services.

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing (Internally Assessed)

Learners will explore the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators, and how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan.

Enrichment Opportunities

Placements in local health, social and early years and a range of talks by professional carers. 

The Health & Social Care Team

  • Mrs L Martin - Head of Department
  • Miss C Davis 
  • Mrs L Fitzpatrick